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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 04:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone know the correct backspace to run
on 69 Camaro 15 x7 at all 4 corners..Tire
size 235/60/15 ???

I've heard 4" and also 4 1/2" backspace

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 08:40 AM
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15 x 7 I would use the 4" backspace. Use the 4 1/2" backspace with a 15 x 8 wheel. This is probably a question you will get alot of different opinions on.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Aug 25th, 00, 12:28 PM
 
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Can anyone confirm these statements? This is what I have gathered from some magazine articles and parts catalogs.

1. All original 15x7 GM rally wheels (meaning the typical style used on Camaros, Chevelles, etc.) had 4 1/2" backspace.

2. All original 15x8 GM rally wheels (Corvette) had 4" backspace

3. The repro 15x8 rally wheels from Wheel Vintiques and others have a 4 1/2" backspace
(which is a better fit for most chevys)
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